Meet BRCA Responder: Amy Byer Shainman

November 18, 2019

Amy Byer Shainman, also known as “The BRCA Responder,” is a patient advocate who provides support and education surrounding BRCA and other hereditary cancer syndromes. She’s also the executive producer of the award-winning documentary Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer and co-creator of “#GenCSM (Genetic Cancer Social Media).” As a digital ambassador for the National Society […]

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Thank our Nation’s Veterans

November 11, 2019

Today is Veteran’s Day and we should not forget the sacrifices, our nation’s veterans have made for our nation. Consider paying a visit to your local veteran’s hospital to visit and thank a veteran for their service. A list of veteran’s hospitals is available at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs site. Above and beyond […]

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Salonpas Wellness Warrior: Daniel Campbell

November 4, 2019

Daniel Campbell is the Founder and President of ReneGait, a company that designs and builds groundbreaking tools aimed at transforming the health, spirit and future of spinal cord injury patients, stroke victims, and all those suffering from severe neurological impairment such as cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and other temporary or lifelong motor neuron disease. […]

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Halloween Safety Tips for Children

October 28, 2019

There’s no doubt that Halloween is the most popular holiday for children. To ensure that children have a safe holiday, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides the following tips: ALL DRESSED UP Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, […]

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Is Pain Keeping You Up at Night?

October 21, 2019

Is pain keeping you up at night?   Daylight Savings Time ends on November 3rd and we get another hour of sleep. Whether we “spring forward” or “fall back,” our sleep patterns can become a bit jumbled. Ben Franklin—of “early to bed and early to rise” fame—was reportedly the first person to suggest the daylight […]

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Teen Anti-Bullying Advocate Goes to Congress

October 14, 2019

In grade school, Charles Kolin, was bullied, called names, excluded from groups and shunned by classmates. Now, nine years later, Charles turned his life around and is creating awareness of how bullying affects kids and teens and needs to be stopped. His past bullying inspired him to seek a platform to create more tolerance, kindness, acceptance […]

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Adventures with Moxie

October 7, 2019

One good deed—or in this case, dog—deserves another. That’s the inspiration behind Moxie’s Mission. Moxie’s Mission is the brainchild of Katie Harris, who was born with a disabling condition, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome—and whose life has been greatly enriched by a mini-goldendoodle named Moxie, her service dog in training. Salonpas sat down with Wellness Warrior, Katie […]

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Top Tips to Reduce Hand Pain Due to Smartphone Overuse

September 30, 2019

With everyone and their mother using smartphones, it is no wonder that hand problems caused by overuse of the thumb have become common. Gamers have struggled with similar pain issues for years. Nintendo’s instruction book actually recommends 10 to 15 minutes of rest for every hour of play. As electronic devices become even smaller and […]

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Ease Pain with Mind-Body Techniques

September 23, 2019

Salonpas shares some favorite low-tech methods to control and reduce your pain that don’t require an invasive procedure — or even taking a pill: 1. Cold and heat.  A simple hot and cold pack can do the trick. You can also try icing the area that is in pain and then applying a Salonpas HOT […]

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Personal Quest for Spinal Paralysis Cure is Catalyst to Launch Company

September 16, 2019

Codi, the daughter-in-law of dentist, Dr. Harold Punnett, fell into a hole and became a T-11 paraplegic. Dr. Punnett embarked on a neuroscience literature search and networking effort to find any way to improve Codi’s condition as reported by Codi in the acclaimed Help Codi Heal blog. “While I found there were no therapeutics available to promote nerve […]

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